Balham Nursery School
Balham Nursery School is an outstanding provider of nursery education and is the oldest of the three state nursery schools in Wandsworth. The school was set up in the early thirties by members of the local community and others dedicated to the principles of nursery education. Our building in Endlesham Road was bought by public subscription and amongst those who made donations were the late Queen Mary, the then Major and Mrs Clement Attlee and Lady Megan Lloyd George. The school was officially opened on the 23rd May 1935 by Lady Astor, the first woman to become an MP.
As a Wandsworth maintained school we follow the admissions criteria and procedures in the publication Choosing Nursery Education in Wandsworth. This document is produced by Wandsworth Council and will be available in the Autumn Term. The local authority’s policy is to make provision for part time places (universal 15 hours) for 3-4 year olds and early education place (15 hours) for eligible 2 year olds.
Balham Nursery School has some full time places for 3-4 year olds eligible for the additional 15 hours (30 hour) offer. Parents who are not eligible for the additional 15 hours may pay for a "top up" place. Children who have their 3rd birthday in the Autumn Term (September to end December) may apply for an "early entry" place which parents can pay for prior to government funding being available from the January.
The application form is available online at www.balham-nursery.wandsworth.sch.uk - info for parents.
The Balham Nursery Family
Who to contact
Where to go
- Balham Nursery School
72, Endlesham Road
- SW12 8JL
- Get directions
Buses: 155, 355 Underground:Balham Overground: Balham
- Table of costs
Table of costs Amount Cost Type £120 Per week
- 2021-2022 fees for "Top Up" and "Early Entry"
- Has Provision
- Please contact nursery to discuss wheelchair access requirements.
- Has Provision
- Please contact nursery to discuss other needs.
- Please contact nursery to discuss specific dietary requirements.
- Has Provision
- The nursery welcomes children from all backgrounds.
- Places for 2 year olds at this nursery school are for those children eligible for an early education and childcare place. For further information and to check your eligibility please contact the Early Education Team on 020 8871 7899 (option 2). Once you have obtained the EECP code, please complete our online application form or contact the nursery on 020 8673 4055. Please telephone the school office to enquire about any immediate vacancies for 3-4 year olds.
- Date updated
- 3 & 4 year old funding
- 2 year old funding
Additional 15 Hours (30 Hour Offer)
- 3- and 4-year-old
- For those eligible for the additional 15 hours (30 hour offer) for free nursery education, we are happy to offer this as a full-time place, term time only.
Opening Times & Facilities
- Opening Times
Opening Times Day Opening Time Closing Time Monday - Friday 9:00am 3:15pm
- Offers pickups
- Ofsted URN
- Search for latest inspection report at Ofsted
- Inspection history
Inspection History Inspection Date Inspection type Inspection Outcome 03/06/2009 EYR Inspection Good 20/01/2015 EYR Inspection Outstanding 09/01/2018 EYR Inspection Outstanding
Last updated: 21 Dec 2021